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Hart Local Plan approved

  Hart District Council’s Local Plan has been recommended for adoption by the government’s Planning Inspectorate, subject to councillor approval. The Local Plan sets out the council will balance future development requirements with the need to protect the special qualities of Hart. It will include a supply of new homes (including affordable homes and those for older people), economic development floorspace, low carbon lifestyles and renewable energy, while at the same time protecting and enhancing our natural and built environment and biodiversity. Hart District Council see the benefits of the local plan as providing a sound basis to make future planning decisions and
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Business Advice Workshop – Eliminate Single Plastics in your business

The Fleet Business Improvement District, FindYourFleet, is working in partnership with Hart District Council and Kate Cottrell from Scoop to encourage businesses in Fleet to make simple changes towards becoming single-use plastic free. Kate Cottrell & Hart District Council are hosting a workshop on Thursday 5th March to introduce the issues surrounding single-use plastic within a working environment and find ways of reducing this damaging waste product. The challenges are similar to a home environment, so wider participants are also welcome, as well as businesses. At the end of the workshop the aim is that you will be able to
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Business Accounting and Legal Clinic

Kirk Rice will be joining forces with the business legal team at Lamb Brooks Solicitors, making themselves available for a free accounting, tax and legal clinic, taking place on Thursday 6 February at the Kirk Rice office in Fleet. Businesses can book a free 20 minute appointment with a qualified accountant and /or lawyer. So if you have a burning question, are looking to make changes to your business or just want to run an idea past someone with the knowledge and experience to advise you, then please book your free appointment. Whatever stage your business is at, a chat
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Is free parking good for Fleet?

Hart District Council have been reviewing parking charges and are proposing to introduce free 30 minute parking in Fleet which is being discussed at the Council’s Overview & Scrutiny Committee meeting on 17th December. The Fleet Business Improvement District undertook two research projects to get views from businesses, people who work in the town and shoppers / visitors to the town to understand whether free parking would be a good thing for Fleet. While there is overwhelming support for free parking, there are significant concerns about the current proposals which would introduce a new 3 hour parking charge, increase fees
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Guide to Preventing Business Crime

Lancashire Police have published helpful business crime prevention advice for business owners on their website. Read the full article and download the guide here Here are their top tips to reduce the risks of your business being targeted Keep valuables and anything that may attract a criminal to your business out of sight. Remove anything that might be used to commit crime – eg make sure there are no bricks or debris around or chain bins to railings so they can’t be used as climbing aids Security mark property, use dummy stock or consider smoke and dye systems (larger businesses)
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Fleet Business Improvement District funds taxi marshal pilot in Fleet

A taxi marshal scheme aimed at ensuring driver and passenger safety is set to launch over the Christmas period in Fleet, in partnership with Fleet Business Improvement District and Hart District Council’s community safety and licensing teams. The Security Industry Authority-licenced marshals, provided by Bridgegate Security with two thirds of the funding from the  Fleet Business Improvement District and the balance from Hart District Council, will operate on Friday and Saturday nights, from midnight to 4am at the taxi rank opposite Moo Moo nightclub until the New Year. The scheme aims to ensure safe operation of the taxi rank by:
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What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

A neighbourhood plan gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. It sets out certain principles which will help local communities to choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built, have their say on what those new buildings should look like and what infrastructure should be provided, and grant planning permission for the new buildings they want to see go ahead. The changing nature of the high street has been well documented with regular reports in the news about high street businesses
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